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Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system using basic muscle testing for evaluating areas of dysfunction within the body.

  • 1 What is the ICAK?

    The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) is a non profit interprofessional organisation dedicated to advance manual muscle testing as a system of diagnosis for evaluating areas of dysfunction within the body.
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  • 1 Annual Conference

    Join us in Washington D.C. on July 20-23, 2017, for ICAK-USA's International Meeting.
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  • 1 What is Applied Kinesiology?

    AK uses the Triad of Health. That is Chemical, Mental and Structural factors that balance the major health categories. The Triad of Health is interactive and all sides must be evaluated for the underlying cause of a problem. A health problem on one side of the triad can affect the other sides.
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  • 1 Published Research Papers

    Several hundred studies have shown that musculoskeletal pain produces muscle weakness, the detection of which makes the manual muscle test invaluable in clinical practice.
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  • 1 AK practitioners are all around the world!

    AK practitioners are located around the globe. Find a practitioner near you.
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Avery Ferentz

1989 to1991

Avery Ferentz was Vice-Chairman of the ICAK in 1987 when the new International structure came into being. Avery had worked extensively for years on the new ICAK by-laws and went on to become the second Chairman of the International Council, serving in that position from 1989-91.A LOT of hours and effort were put into the re-writing of the bylaws.

Avery was the Research Director of the Chiropractic Institute, Division of Research, New York Chiropractic College. He was also a member of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Services of Touro College.

Avery assisted in developing the founding research, peer reviewed, published and indexed for validating Applied Kinesiology muscle testing procedures with Gerald Leisman, Philip Shambaugh, Robert Zenhausern, Tesfay Tefera, Alexander Zemcov, Walter Schmitt, Samuel Yanuck, Thomas Motyka, David Walther, Marc rosen, Phillip Maffetone and Robert Blaich.

ICAK endorses the use of its skills by licensed health professionals only.